England end the day’s play at 274/4. Joe Root 124* and Stuart Broad 8/15 stars of the day for the hosts. Alastair Cook-led unit made most of the morning conditions to skittle out the visitors for a paltry 60 and are strong in reply. They did get off to a shaky start but Root-Jonny Bairstow stand put the innings on track and swelled the lead. For Australia, Mitchell Starc, with figures of 3/73, was the only impressive bowlers as others struggled under bright sunshine. (Full Coverage | Fixtures | Photos)
England innings, as it happened on Day 1
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The build up
England will miss the skill and energy of leading wicket-taker James Anderson in the fourth Ashes Test against Australia at Trent Bridge, former batsman Kevin Pietersen said on Wednesday.
Australia fast bowler Mitchell Johnson has insisted he is relishing the role of being the man English crowds love to hate.
Australia captain Michael Clarke is determined to prove the doubters wrong and lead his country back into contention for the Ashes when the fourth Test against England begins on Thursday.